Indian Weddings

Krishna and Kunal: Royal Indian Extravaganza

Hedsor has become one of the most perfect backdrops to some truly stunning Asian weddings.

The heritage features of the main house and rolling lawns of our 100 acre estate blend seamlessly with all of the bright and vibrant elements of a beautiful Asian wedding. One of our favourite Asian weddings was that of Krishna and Kunal. With a civil ceremony in July, followed by a multiple day marquee extravaganza in August, the couple made the very most of everything on offer at Hedsor House. 

To put it simply, Hedsor has everything that any couple require for a dream wedding!
— Krishna

Since many Indian weddings are simply incomplete without dance and music, Hedsor’s legacy of celebration and entertainment set us up well for this special event. From a Bollywood performance to an incredible DJ set, this wedding had it all! It is a beautiful example of how the house and grounds can be used for multiple day ceremonies, including pre-wedding ceremonies.

We spoke to Krishna and Kunal to learn more about their stunning Asian wedding at Bride Magazine’s Number One wedding venue in Buckinghamshire.

Why Hedsor House?

For a start, the long driveway is just beautiful. When we arrived at the house, we felt that Hedsor was very grand. It is so regal and therefore very appropriate for the ‘Royal Indian’ theme we had chosen.

It was important for us that the venue we chose could cater to the number of guests we wanted and the various elements of our Asian wedding. With a grand marquee on the lawns and the different rooms in the house, Hedsor fitted our requirements.

We also liked working with the team; Mark and his staff made each of us feel very homely for the 3 days we were there at the house.

Details of the Day

The Theme: It was important to us that our wedding reflected our Indian heritage, and so we took a long time developing elements of a ‘Royal Indian’ theme with a modern twist. From our glittering gold and cream mandap to traditional Bollywood dancing, we felt like we really blended our cultures with some more contemporary elements against the backdrop of Hedsor House.

The Ceremonies & Receptions: We had two ceremonies; a civil ceremony in July at the house, and then a multiple day extravaganza in August with an 800 person marquee on the lawns. After our two ceremonies, we also had two receptions - both were very different styles but equally enjoyable! One of our receptions included a traditional mehendi (henna) night, one of the many important traditions for Indian marriages.

We made sure we used all of the spaces on offer at Hedsor House, including the lawns to land the helicopter as Kunal arrived! Getting ready in the Bridal Suite was lovely as it was so light and airy. We particularly loved using the flower-filled Sunken Garden as part of our day, too, especially when the owl delivered our wedding rings. It was so atmospheric.

The ceremonies and everything about our wedding went very smoothly and impressed all of our guests; in fact, to this day, all guests told us that they’d never been to a wedding like ours before!

The Dress: Ami Bridal Couture provided everything for the bride. That involved many elaborate sparkling gowns from a cream fitted dress to magenta and red bejewelled gowns and veils. The photos show the range of beautiful outfits!

The ceremonies and everything about our wedding went very smoothly and impressed all of our guests; in fact, to this day, all guests told us that they’d never been to a wedding like ours before!
— Krishna

The Photographer: It was important that we captured every moment of our day. We were very pleased with our choice – Eye Jogia – who is one of the top six wedding photographers in the world. 

Watch this video for an introduction to the couple’s regal celebration.

The Suppliers

Photography – Eye Jogia / Wedding Planner – Royce Angelo / Marquees – Savoir Faire / Bridal Outfits – Ami Couture / Lighting and Sound – Pro System / Indian Décor – EM Designs / Videography – Epic Media / Entertainment – Kspark / Bridal Hair and Makeup – Dil Mathuru

Huge thanks to Eye Jogia for permission to use a selection of photography from Krishna and Kunal's celebrations!


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Vanessa and Kalpesh: Stylish Cultural Fusion

When Vanessa and Kalpesh decided on Hedsor as a wedding venue, they were taken in by the glorious views and the privacy of the estate.

Their wedding was a superb fusion of English traditions and colourful Indian culture, with afternoon tea and an Indian-inspired floral displays. And the wedding featured a fair amount of something both cultures enjoy: dancing ‘til the early hours! 

We spoke to Vanessa and Kal to find out more about their special day at Hedsor. 

One of the most important things about our wedding day was bringing our two cultures together in our union – I have British heritage and Kal has a British Indian heritage. Many mixed marriages that we had come across had two separate days and we were keen to try and have one day that represented us coming together – this was a tall order as it meant that we would have a jam-packed day with two ceremonies... On the plus side it meant two outfits each!”
— Vanessa

Why Hedsor House?

“When we drove up the long driveway of Hedsor House we were totally blown away. As we looked around the beautiful interior we could really see how we could make our day come to life there – all in one venue. This was not something we had found at other venues where there would be logistical challenges or the layout of the venue would not allow our day to flow smoothly.  What completely sold it for us was the absolutely beautiful Bridal Suite; it is such a beautiful and peaceful space to get ready in. And walking down the gorgeous spiral staircase to your ceremony in the magnificent domed Centre Hall is just so special."

Details of the Day 

The Flowers: The flowers were from Hot Flowers and Art, and surpassed all of our expectations. They were a beautiful vibrant hue of autumnal colours. When the bouquets were delivered to the Bridal Suite, it was a perfect moment. I was so pleased, and it really felt like all our plans were coming together!

Get married at Hedsor House! You will not regret it. And for brides – definitely use the lovely Bridal Suite to get ready!
— Vanessa and Kal

The Ceremony: To achieve our goal of representing both of our cultures, we had two ceremonies: a traditional civil ceremony for 80 guests followed by afternoon tea in the Drawing Room, and a Hindu ceremony for 130 guests with a stunning flower-framed Mandap.  We had both ceremonies in the Centre Hall, but both looked completely different. This showed the versatility of Hedsor that we could have two diverse ceremonies in less than four hours! We changed the layout of the room so guests faced the other way for the Hindu ceremony – it was full to the rafters with a really different feeling.  After the Hindu ceremony, our guests enjoyed a Prosecco-fuelled reception while we took a welcome and relaxing break by having our photos taken in the grounds of Hedsor House – all credit to our photographer Tony Hart for making this part of the day special and relaxing.

The Entertainment: Topping off the day of the union of our two cultures was our first dance, which was a traditional ballroom dance topped off by busting into some Bollywood moves! The dance was not at all well-polished by us, but we wanted to create a fun atmosphere for the ensuing disco, which we are told that we did!   We kept the entertainment simple with a DJ, Chintz Garcha from Showcase Weddings. Something our guests (and we!) loved was the sparkly dancefloor that we got to party the night away on. It was perfect to be able to celebrate in style in the same Centre Hall that we had conducted our two ceremonies in earlier in the day. Chintz was great at banging out the tunes that kept a real party atmosphere and a full dancefloor until the very last song! A perfect end to a perfect day.


The Suppliers: 

Photography – Tony Hart  / DJ – Showcase Weddings / Caterers – Akhil Sabherwal at Delhicious  / Dress – Ellie Sanderson / Cake – Andrea Freeman  / Flowers – Hot Flowers and Art 

Huge thanks to Tony Hart for permission to use a selection of photography from Vanessa and Kalpesh's special day!


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